Sunday, October 13, 2013

Three Vehicle Crash on State Highway 55 Near Nampa

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District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642
(208) 846-7550
Fax (208) 846-7520

For Immediate Release: 10/13/13 1:30 a.m.
Please direct questions to the District Office

On Saturday October 12, 2013, at approximately 8:50 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a three vehicle crash on State Highway 55 at milepost 13, near Nampa. A 2001 Chevrolet Suburban, being driven by a juvenile, was traveling north on State Highway 55. Alberto Contreras, age 46 of Nampa, was traveling south on State Highway 55 in a 2004 Saturn Vue. Contreras failed to yield while turning left onto Lake Avenue and was struck by the Chevrolet Suburban. Charles McHugh, age 79 of Caldwell, was stopped at the stop sign on Lake Avenue turning onto State Highway 55. McHugh's vehicle was struck by the Saturn Vue, as a result of the initial collision.

All occupants of the Chevrolet Suburban were transported by ground ambulance to St. Alphonsus Medical Center in Nampa. All occupants of the three vehicles were wearing their seatbelts. All lanes of State Highway 55 were blocked for approximately 40 minutes. The crash is under investigation by the Idaho State Police.